Price of going green too high for SMEs

Small businesses find cost too big a deterrent to adopting green practices.


Small businesses find cost too big a deterrent to adopting green practices.

Small businesses find cost too big a deterrent to adopting green practices.

According to research among 1,000 IT decision makers by printer company Epson, 84 per cent want greener workplaces but more than half cite cost as a main limitation.

Some 30 per cent of respondents admit they have put off investing in green technologies because they are not sure how to go about becoming greener.

When asked why they want their businesses to be greener, almost half of respondents state that they want to help save the environment (46 per cent).

While the majority cite cost as a barrier, almost a third say their motivation for going green is the potential cost savings (31 per cent) and 11 per cent believe it will help their corporate image.

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